Ash Wednesday Service Will Be March 5 At Stanley Memorial

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Washington Hills UMC and Stanley Memorial UMC will have their annual joint Ash Wednesday Service at 6:00 p.m. on March 5 at Stanley Memorial.  Rev. Bobby G. Black will bring the message: "Give It Up For Love", based on the Beatitudes as our offering of ourselves in observance of the Lenten season.  The music will be a joint offering of the Mt. Moriah Choir and The Senior Choir from Washington Hills.  Rev. Dr. Elston McLain is Pastor of Stanley Memorial and Nancy Westmoreland is the music director.

Hope Unlimited Ministries Presents Celebrate Hope Featuring Babbie Mason

Hope Unlimited Ministries will present Celebrate Hope featuring Babbie Mason.  This event will take place at Brainerd Crossroads, 4011 Austin Street, Chattanooga, TN  37411, on  Tuesday, Oct. 4 .  The doors will open at  6 p.m.  and the evening will kick off with a dinner at  6:30 p.m.  following a concert by Babbie Mason and April Christina. ... (click for more)

Steve Ellison: Ultimate Grief

Some would argue against the idea that I, a finite, impotent, created being could do anything that would have an impact on God, an infinite, omnipotent, eternal being.  I understand and respect the reasoning behind that position.  However, it seems to me that the Bible teaches that God does feel emotions.  God created me and desires to have a relationship with me.  ... (click for more)

State Board In Nashville Approves New Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital

Members of the board of the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency in Nashville on Wednesday unanimously approved a new $25 million Behavioral Health Hospital planned by Erlanger Health Systems on Holzclaw Avenue.   Parkridge Valley Hospital and CADAS had opposed the issuance of Certificate of Need.  The 88-bed facility will provide "acute adult inpatient ... (click for more)

Downtown Needs Cleaned Up

My son and I parked on Broad Street and walked to the Billiard Club on Cherry Street this past weekend. It's probably a total of two blocks. In that short walk we passed where Rone Regency used to be on 6th Street and in that doorway was about a years worth of human feces and urine covering the doors and walls. The concrete sidewalk on the street is all broken up and the metal ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ooltewah & The Bullies

During the week of Christmas I got an email from a longtime friend at the Knoxville News-Sentinel that laughingly wondered what kind of basketball do you people play (in Chattanooga?) It included sketchy details of the rape, and subsequent surgery, of an Ooltewah High School basketball player who had been assaulted by his own teammates at a Gatlinburg holiday tournament. Today ... (click for more)